The Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL) is conducting an All-India level Scholarship Exam, Mangalore Talent Search Contest (MTSC) on December 06, 2020.
The objective of this exam is to give students of India a better insight into competitive exams that they would face in the future, when they go for their higher education. This exam will help identify students who have the ability to clear National and International level exams and also give them exposure to the kind of questions that will be asked in these exams.
The last time the Programme for International Student Assessment was held in India was in 2009 and was attempted by students from only Tamilnadu and Himachal Pradesh. Since the previous time it was held, many changes have been done and the current National Education Policy can be seen as a step taken towards a better quality of education in the country. The PISA test is expected to be held in 2021 and might be restricted to a few schools such as KV, Sainik schools and the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
MTSC gives exposure to students on the kinds of questions that are asked in International and National level competitive exams. It tests the student’s critical thinking, logical reasoning, approach and concepts at various levels. It will be a centre-less exam, i.e., the exam will not be held at separate centres and can be written from home. The students appearing for the exam are required to register for free on https://learn.ignus.in , after which a User ID/password will be sent to them. Once the student registers, access will be given to the previous years’ question papers so that students can familiarize themselves with the test patttern.
The questions will test a student’s knowledge in Environmental science, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and is open to Class 5th and 6th students. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Logical reasoning skills will be tested, for students of Class 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. The Top students will be eligible for prizes worth Rs. 1, 00,000/- and scholarships to various programs at CFAL. All the registered students will also receive career guidance and mentoring sessions on how to prepare for other national level exams.
MTSC will help students determine their strengths and understand where they stand at the national level, besides it also helps schools address their areas of improvement and suggest ways on how they could improve to help students succeed in International exams. This will definitely be an advantage for those who are preparing to appear for various national and international competitive exams in the coming years.